Friday, 31 March 2017

The Bottle Flip!

The Bottle Flip has taken a craze over the last year! We've had a crack at it in class- looking at the science behind it as well :)

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Year 3/4 Sports Day 2017

What a perfect day for our Year 3/4 Sports Day today at Redwood Park. (A bit too hot maybe!!) A great time had by all! Many thanks to all the parents who helped us walk - and to Tawa Intermediate Sports Group for excellent leadership again!

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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Name Art - Reflection and Rotation!

This was a great activity - folding paper into eighths and writing our names in one segment. Then copying the name- reflecting and rotation as we went! (Click on the picture to see more)

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Swinging water around - and not getting wet!

What’s happening here?

It looks like the water in the cup is magic! Gravity is pulling the water down but it is also pulling the cup down.
While the water is falling, the cup is falling too – catching the water.

What keeps the cup and water moving in a nice circular path is the string. That is called the centripetal force. Be careful though – if the cup stops, the water will fall out!

This is what happens when you are on a roller-coaster – it’s not the seatbelt that is holding you in place but the centripetal force! (I wouldn’t recommend going on one without a seatbelt though!)

Wednesday, 8 March 2017


We had our school athletics today - much earlier than previous years but it gave us lots of time to prepare (rather than being squeezed into Term 4). Here's a wonderful collection of photos that Rox took on the day. Grab a coffee and enjoy!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Amazing Cicada life cycle - Sir David Attenborough's Life in the Underground

Summer's finally here when you hear cicadas!

We've been looking at the fascinating life cycle of the cicada. Here's a terrific clip from Sir David Attenborough- he talks about a 17 year life cycle of a North American Cicada. In NZ, we dont know exactly but that life cycle is more like 3-5 years.